Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Veterinarian Visit

 One of the tribulations of farming is when animals become ill, it's at this point we wish we were only raising plants.  A sick plant is not as emotionally taxing as a sick animal.

Our first call was to friend and Jersey cow breeder, Melynda Naples, from Deerfield Farm, Durham, CT. Often diagnosis goes beyond the capabilities of the farmers.
When animals are raised on a small family farm, it is difficult not to become attached in some way.  A necessary component of animal husbandry is a visit from the veterinarian.
Unlike pet ownership, a visit from a large animal vet requires a visit to the farm. There are very few vets in our area who offer this service. We greatly enjoy and respect our mobile Veterinarian, Dr. Jen Hall, of Coastal Valley Veterinary Services 
We combine the visit with a physical for our new Maremma, livestock guard dog, Ursa
and rabies vaccinations.
We will keep you posted on the prognosis of our sick calf.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog -- it takes me back to my own days on a farm. I hope the calf is better soon.